Strip and Seals
A strip and seal involves using a safe stripping agent to remove all of the ingrained dirt from within the tile surface including any bevel edges and textured or embossed surface. Stripping is the first step to well-maintained floors and it is the most time consuming, labourious and costly operation in the maintenance cycle. During the stripping procedure an old or pre-existing floor seal, coat or finish needs to be removed by using an abrasive pad or brush in combination with chemicals (amine or re-emulsifying).
- The colour begins to run;
- The finish begins to build up;
- Mopping, buffing or recoating does not provide the desired results.
The purpose of a floor sealer is to fill and seal the pores of the flooring material. It also provides a base foundation to which floor finish can adhere to. A sealer enhances the overall appearance of the floor and protects it from wear. It is important to note that a sealer is always intended as a primer coat and should never be applied to a dirty floor or over floor finish.